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May 14, 2014 - New Jersey is off to a fantastic start in 2014 with the 6th highest mileage totals out of 52 LMSCs, behind perennial leaders Pacific, Southern Pacific, Florida, New England, and Oregon, and 5 miles ahead of another top LMSC - Illinois.  Perhaps even more significant than total mileage is the member participation rate.  New Jersey maintains one of the highest participation rates in the country with almost 15% of its members enrolled in the Go The Distance fitness event!  (In comparison, Pacific, with over 42,000 miles logged (NJ has 10,500), has only 4.9% of its members enrolled.)  This on-line fitness event is a great way to keep a log (you can log all of your fitness activities – not just swimming) and also serves as a tremendous motivator for you to stay consistent.  Please register for 2014 if you have not already done so and start logging your yardage! To participate, simply register and then submit your total yardage in your on-line FLOG (under MyUSMS). For more details about this fitness event, go to GO THE DISTANCE on the USMS website.


Top (7) LMSCs for 2014:  
Pacific - 42.5k miles, 473 swimmers (5% of LMSC membership)       
Southern Pacific - 25.7k miles, 259 swimmers  (6% of LMSC membership)        
Florida - 15.8k miles, 150 swimmers  (8% of LMSC membership)       
New England - 15.1k miles, 166 swimmers  (7% of LMSC membership)       
Oregon – 11.1k miles, 108 swimmers  (11% of LMSC membership)       
New Jersey - 10.5k miles, 116 swimmers  (15% of LMSC membership)   
Illinois - 10.5k miles, 158 swimmers  (8% of LMSC membership)

Click the "Go the Distance" logo above for the latest results. 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to the following NJ LMSC swimmers for setting new NJ LMSC SCY records at the USMS Nationwide Spring Nationals at the George Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, CA on May 1-4, 2014.  A special congratulations to national champion Ann Monaghan who won the women's 45-49 100 backstroke in a new NJ LMSC record time!  Fellow JAM swimmer, Bill Segal was second in the same event and same age group on the men's side also setting a new NJ LMSC record.   Women 45-49: Ann Monaghan (47) 100 back - 1:04.95; Men 45-49: William Segal (49) 50 back - :26.53, 100 back - 57.43; Oleg Chebotarev (45) 1650 free - 18:27.04; Men 50-54: Scott Yeomans (50) 200 free - 1:58.27, 200 back - 2:18.07, 400 IM - 4:48.69; Men 55-59: Benn Doyle (55) 50 breast - :29.78, 100 breast - 1:06.32, 200 breast - 2:23.30, 100 IM - 1:01.42, 200 IM - 2:17.40 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to Jose Faria and Marie Vellucci for setting new NJLMSC SCY records at the NYC Parks Swim Meet at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center in Queens, NYC on April 27, 2014.  Jose (48) set a new record in the 45-49 200 back with a 2:10.04 and Marie Vellucci (65) set the following 4 new records in the 65-69 age group:  500 free - 8:53.75, 200 breast - 3:58.52, 200 fly - 3:54.47, 100 IM - 1:47.14 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to Kip Gibson and Jerry Katz for setting new NJLMSC SCY records at the 2014 Colonies Zone SCY Championships at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA on April 4-6, 2014.  Kip (58) swam the 500 free in 5:32.34 to set a new record in the 55-59 age group and Jerry (75) swam the 100 fly in 1:41.43 to set a new record in the 75-79 age group. 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to Janet Wehrlen-Moeller, 80, who set five new NJLMSC SCM records in the 80-84 age group at the 2014 Albatross Open at the Shriver Aquatic Center in North Bethesda, MD on March 15, 2014.  Janet swam the 400 free in 9:21.03, the 100 breast in 2:30.12, the 100 fly in 2:39.55 and the 200 fly in 6:56.81 

May 13, 2014 - Congratulations to Andrew Maggion for setting new NJLMSC SCY records in the 200 backstroke at the YMCA Masters National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  In 2006, Andrew (50) swam a 2:18.69 on May 20 to break the 50-54 age group record and in 2012 (at age 55), Andrew swam a 2:25.49 to set a new standard in the 55-59 age group. 

May 5, 2014 - The May/June Fastlane is now available online!

April 2014 News

April 21, 2014 - Congratulations to Laurie Ditommaso, the lone NJ LMSC swimmer representing the only NJ YMCA at this year's YMCA Masters Nationals in Sarasota, Florida on April 10-13, 2014. Singlehandedly, Laurie (51) scored 55 points to secure 19th place for the Wyckoff YMCA (out of 36 women's teams).  Laurie finished the meet with 3 gold and 2 silver medals and 2 new NJ LMSC SCY records.  Laurie won the 50 free, 50 fly and 100 IM and set a new record in the women's 50-54 year old division with a 1:07.14 in the IM.  Laurie's two silver medals were in the 50 breast and the 100 back.  Her 100 back time of 1:07.93 also established a new NJ LMSC record.

April 10, 2014 - Masters World Record Holder Karlyn Pipes returns to New Jersey to host two in-pool swim clinics on Saturday, May 17th at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA. Learn some of Karlyn's strategies to improve your open water swim and how to swim freestyle faster with less effort! You may sign up for one or both clinics, and the cost of one clinic is $50 and both are $75.  Faster Freestyle is from 9:00am- noon and the Open Water Clinic is from 1:00pm- 4:00pm.  Sign up today- space is limited!  

April 3, 2014 - The April Fastlane is now available online!